Andalusian Songwriting Retreats | The Songwriting Academy

Andalusian Songwriting Retreats

Set in the heart of the Spanish mountains, our Andalusian songwriting retreats are the ultimate songwriting experience

Course Instructors

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Mark Cawley
SONGWRITING COURSE INSTRUCTOR
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Chris Neil
PRODUCTION (VOCAL) COURSE INSTRUCTOR
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Ian Dench
SONGWRITING COURSE INSTRUCTOR
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Jeff Franzel
SONGWRITING COURSE INSTRUCTOR
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Kim Richey
SONGWRITING COURSE INSTRUCTOR
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Maria Christensen
SONGWRITING COURSE INSTRUCTOR
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Bill Padley
SONGWRITING COURSE INSTRUCTOR
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Michael Garvin
SONGWRITING COURSE INSTRUCTOR
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Pam Sheyne
SONGWRITING COURSE INSTRUCTOR
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Martin Sutton
FOUNDER & HEAD COURSE INSTRUCTOR
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Paddy Byrne
SONGWRITING COURSE INSTRUCTOR
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Leonidas Chantzaras
PUBLISHING CONSULTANT

ADDRESS VIEW MAP

Darling Buds Farm, Bethersden, Ashford, Kent, TN26 3EQ

About the Andalusian songwriting retreats

Ever wondered what it would be like to live the life of a professional songwriter? Here’s your chance to experience it.

Our Andalusian songwriting retreats allow you to experience an incredible week of songwriting collaborations, with in-depth professional tutoring and mentoring from platinum record-selling mentors. Our venue is a beautifully restored hamlet just one hour from Malaga in Spain, set amongst beautiful scenery next to a stunning lake with views of the rolling mountains and only 30 minutes from the beach.

Whether you’re new to songwriting or a veteran looking to learn the secrets of getting your songs into the charts, the songwriting retreat is the perfect solution.

Collaborate with professionals who have sold millions of records

Spend the week learning advanced songwriting techniques and putting them into practice every day in co-writing sessions. These sessions are guided by our hit songwriters who will work closely with you throughout the writing process. Learn the secrets of the industry, find out how to take your songs further than before, and discover how to make a fulfilling and rewarding career out of songwriting.

Write songs for current chart-topping artists

Throughout the week, we’ll keep you up to date with the artists who are currently on the lookout for new songs. You’ll be able to learn how to work on your songs via a brief from these artists, receiving guidance from our mentors throughout.

Improve your songwriting skills with filmed live sessions

Each night during the playback and feedback sessions, our camera crew will film every new song as a live performance, so you’ll have an incredible memento to remember the trip by. After you’ve performed, the mentors will give you invaluable tips on how to continue crafting your song to make it the very best it can be.

Take a break from writing in one of the most beautiful locations on the planet

Although the retreat is a fantastic learning experience, it’s not all work, work, work. One of the keys to successful songwriting is busting through stress and relaxing when writing. Not only does this remove writer’s block and other barriers to writing; it also reminds you that music should be fun. That’s why we spend time chilling out by the pool, relaxing with a party night and experience a few other surprises along the way! We’ll also have on-site chefs that prepare breakfast, lunch and evening meals which we’ll be eating fiesta-style in our very own street!

The venue is the perfect setting to relax, get away from it all and let yourself be inspired by the character, charm and tranquillity of this incredible opportunity.

Frequently asked questions

What’s included on the course?

We’ll cover your accommodation and food, but you’ll have to plan your flights. We would sort your travel for you if we could, but since we have songwriters joining us from around the world, managing the travel for every member would be extremely complicated (if not impossible!).

Can I get my own room or do I have to share?

You can book your own room, but you’ll need to let us know in advance so we can ensure there’s space. Please get in touch with us by email or call us on 03300 100500.

Andalusian Songwriting Retreats

Andalusian Songwriting Retreats £1,195.00 +VAT
September 9, 2017 - September 16, 2017
Andalusian Songwriting Retreats £1,195.00 +VAT
April 28, 2018 - May 5, 2018
Andalusian Songwriting Retreats £1,195.00 +VAT
May 26, 2018 - June 2, 2018
Andalusian Songwriting Retreats £1,195.00 +VAT
June 9, 2018 - June 16, 2018
Andalusian Songwriting Retreats £1,195.00 +VAT
September 8, 2018 - September 15, 2018

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